Beautiful reconstruction of Roman theater in Augusta Emerita
Beautiful reconstruction of the Roman theatre in Augusta Emerita (the present-day city of Merida in Spain). The object was built in the years 16-15 BCE and was dedicated to Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a faithful friend and leader of Emperor Octavian Augustus.
The building was renovated under the rule of Trajan and Hadrian; in total, it could accommodate about 6,000 viewers.
Interestingly, after the fall of Rome, the building was forgotten and was gradually covered with successive layers of earth and dust. Its full unveiling took place only at the end of the 20th century.